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2answers
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Smarter Bash Tab Completion

As a recent switcher from Ubuntu (Well recent switch backer if that's a word) I'm finding myself in the command line a lot more than when I was a mac user before. One thing I really loved about Ubuntu ...
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1answer
71 views

Issues with iPhone 4 with music, apps, photos, etc.

My iPhone 4 has never been synced to a computer but has music and stuff on it. I'm scared that if I sync it to my new computer I'll lose my contacts, music, etc. Does anyone know what happens when ...
17
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3answers
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How to hide computer name and user name in terminal command prompt

How can I hide username and computer in terminal command prompt? In Terminal it says Last login: Mon Jan 13 00:00:14 on ttys000 Whatever:~ UserName$ Is it possible to show just the current ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

How to refresh iCloud after some changes in iTunes

I use iCloud to sync music files. On my Mac, I changed some song information such as genre or artist name. How can I sync the changes on my Mac's iTunes with iCloud so that all my iPad and iPhone ...
0
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1answer
2k views

iPhone Configuration Profiles - Creating / Modifying

My university has a 'configuration profile' to allow us to connect to the campus secure WiFi - which is great, save for that it forces us to have a passcode (which I neither like nor want). The ...
3
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1answer
170 views

Is there any way to make the confirmation dialog stop appearing when clearing history in Safari?

Every time I clear my history I am presented with a small alert window. Is there any way to avoid/disable this?
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vote
2answers
189 views

Is there software for transcribing and recognizing musical pitches in an audio recording?

Does GarageBand or any other Mac software make it possible to determine the notes in a musical recording? It doesn't have to be absolute, and it doesn't even have to guess the rhythm. Determining the ...
1
vote
1answer
244 views

Is there a way to get on-screen pop-up notifications for new e-mails in Mail on the iPad 2?

I know there is a similar question, but it seems that on-screen alerts are supposed to be built into the Notifications Settings and that using a third-party app should not be necessary. Even though I ...
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2answers
394 views

Is it possible to connect an external CD/DVD drive to an iOS device?

What happens to those people who have completely switched to an iOS device and don't have a CD drive? Then, when they want to rip a CD/DVD to their iOS device, they can't. Is it possible to connect an ...
0
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2answers
129 views

What is a camera app for the iPod touch geared towards filming video?

I know that there are several camera apps for iOS, but what's a good one for the iPod Touch? More specifically, I'm looking for an app for taking good video.
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1answer
723 views

How secure is Apple File Protocol from Airport Extreme

How secure is the file sharing feature for use over WAN on an Airport Extreme? i.e. Are the content and/or passwords encrypted when accessed over the Internet?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Why isn't the mute key working for an external output device?

I have an external sound card (Line6 Studio GX) connected through USB. I have selected this device as the output device in sound settings: Now, when I press Mute (F10), the mute overlay is shown: ...
11
votes
4answers
7k views

How can I dim the screen from Terminal?

Is it possible to dim the screen from Terminal, in a Mac with OS X Lion? Is there any command to do control brightness and volume?
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I make Firefox use Chrome's built-in Flash plugin?

How do I make Firefox use Chrome's built-in Flash plugin? I assume I can simply symlink Chrome's Flash plugin in Firefox' plugin directory—which directories do Chrome and Firefox use to store their ...
1
vote
3answers
778 views

Wifi on MacBook 1181 Late 2006

I have a problem with the wifi on my MacBook, Late 2006 model. The problem is that I only get a wifi connection if my computer is within 1m of the router. I have tried this with my Time Capsule and ...
44
votes
6answers
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How to view Root directory and subdirectories in Finder?

Apparently, the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop points to the root directory but it is not showing all the contents. Some of the files and directories are the same as those which I see when I ...
15
votes
4answers
8k views

Is it possible to remove the Dock in Lion?

Is there a defaults write command to remove the dock in Lion. I tried the steps mentioned but that does not seem to work on Lion. I can still see the dock. Are there hidden defaults that can make the ...
1
vote
2answers
429 views

Using iPhone as iPod touch

I am trying to use an old iPhone 3GS as an iPod touch. I left in the old sim card and connected it to iTunes but it will not activate.
11
votes
7answers
5k views

iDevice as a Macbook remote control (remote desktop)

Is there any software application that allows iPhone or iPod Touch to be used as an advanced remote control for a Macbook Pro?
13
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2answers
3k views

If I remote wipe my iPhone, can I still locate it remotely?

If I lose my iPhone, and I use remote wipe to prevent my confidential data from being stolen, then can I still use Find My iPhone to locate it on a map? I'm assuming not (since it resets to factory ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

why modified pictures lose the little white frame as thumbnails in finder?

Let's say we have a picture. We open it with photoshop and save it a copy. If we open the folder with finder, the original picture has a white frame, but the modified doesn't. Why is this happening? ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Why are cursor keys in Excel moving the viewport rather than the active cell?

Excel for Mac (2011) should move the currently active cell when I use the cursor keys. Currently, it is moving the viewport in the document. Is there a way to switch this back to the default setting? ...
3
votes
1answer
452 views

iPad stolen, last sync is about 6 month old: can I still restore my purchases?

My iPad was stolen from my flat together with other belongings during X-mas. I used it primarily as a game console for my son and as a reading device for PDFs, so I haven't synced it with iTunes for ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

How do I view mouse-over text with an iPad?

Some websites have text that appears when you hover over an image or link with the mouse cursor. Touching the screen of an iPad does not appear to activate this text. Is there a way to see ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

3Gs after 5.0.1 upgrade, all third-party apps can not open and work

After iPhone 3Gs upgrade iOS to 5.0.1, all third-party apps can not open and work. Any advice?
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I update my iPad to iOS 5 without losing data without the original computer?

Im looking to upgrade my iPad to iOS 5.0 but deleting the media is not an option. I do not have access to the original computer that I used to place all the photos onto the iPad. Any suggestions on ...
0
votes
1answer
12k views

Some “sources” in Cydia are empty - how to get the content?

I've just upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 5.0.1 and also jailbroken it. I've waited with the upgrade until the jailbreak because there are some tweaks I don't want to miss. Now that I have iOS5 ...
7
votes
1answer
27k views

Why can't I browse the internet with Safari, but Chrome is working?

I can't browse to any website using Safari; yet, Google Chrome and Firefox are working fine. The Mac App Store also reports that it cannot connect. I am running OSX 10.7.2 on a 2011 MacBook Pro.
2
votes
1answer
162 views

Where and how are the extra columns available for list view in Finder defined?

In an answer to an earlier question I found out that the available columns for Finder's list view are relative to the folder path. This means that one could choose to add a Dimensions column when ...
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vote
2answers
463 views

What is a Mac OS X equivalent of McAfee Security network mapping?

We have multiple computers of different OS in a network. Mine is Mac OS X and most others are Window XP or 7. I will need to help monitor what computer gets connected. In past, I use Windows and have ...
1
vote
2answers
842 views

trouble deleting files from an external drive

When I try to delete folders/files from my External drive I get the below error after being asked to enter my admin password: The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I view Image Dimensions in Finder List View?

How do I view image dimensions in List View in Finder? I found this but I don't find this option on my machine. I'm running Snow Leopard; is this a Lion only feature?
1
vote
1answer
559 views

Can anyone guide me in installing a driver for Epson Stylus C59 in Mac Lion?

I've got a new mac mini (the latest one mid-2011) and it has Lion in it. I have an old Epson Stylus C59 and would like to use it in this mac mini. However, the epson site has no installer for mac. ...
2
votes
3answers
981 views

Create a command to focus a specific window from anywhere in OS

While developing for the web I tend to jump back and forth between my text editor and the browser a lot. I'd like to set a keyboard shortcut at the OS level that allows me to jump to a specific, ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Does the iPod with video have a built in FM radio?

I have an iPod with video and in the Settings there's an option to show "Radio". However, when I tell it to show, it doesn't show up in the home screen. Does it have a built-in FM radio?
16
votes
2answers
9k views

How can I change the default width of Finder columns?

I have found OS X's default column width to be a bit too narrow. Is there any way to make it wider? I know how to resize columns manually, but it's annoying to repeat the process every time I open a ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

changed password but still can't access my account

My original computer with my itunes account crashed and burned. I am trying to make sense of the account on my new computer. I was able to buy musice and movies but now I can't do anything. I changed ...
11
votes
2answers
10k views

Dual monitors and OS X Lion : get menubar and app switcher on both displays

I've just plugged in another monitor into my 13 inch MBP running OS X Lion. It works fine, except for three little annoyances: Whenever I use the application switcher (or whatever it's called, I ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

iMessage and Facetime not working

I have bought a new ipad 2 3G and at the present time I am using it without SIM card. I have managed to make it work barely. I can navigate the web, read emails and download apps, but I cannot use ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

iPhone/iTunes backup books from iBooks

I have some books in iBooks that were opened from third-party apps, so they are not on my mac. I would like to save them in iTunes and don't find a way to do it. For example there are some apps, that ...
1
vote
0answers
368 views

iPhone/iOS Caching Issue

Okay, here is what I am experiencing. I am building a mobile app with HTML/CSS/JS, and testing it mostly on iPhone before porting to app store with phonegap. But, I am having caching problems when I ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How can you search in the trash, and sort deleted files by date of deletion?

In Snow-Leopard: Is it possible to search in the Trash, and sort deleted files by date of deletion?
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Mail app shows junk mails in my inbox

Here is the Junk Mail settings: Also, junk mails are shown in Smart folders even when the "Message is not in mailbox Junk" condition is set ("Contains messages that match" is set to "all" as well). ...
2
votes
5answers
11k views

Airprint on older HP Printer (Color LaserJet 2600N)

My parents have both recently gotten iPads, and have found that our networked laser printer, a HP Color LaserJet 2600N doesn't seem to support airprint. Is there any way to upgrade the printer to ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How to update iOS with limited hard drive space?

A friend of mine is trying to update her iphone OS through itune but it always fails as she has only 1GB free space left on partition C, and it seems that iTune is using it as temporary space. She's ...
6
votes
5answers
27k views

How can I get my iTunes rented movie onto another computer?

My father has rented a move on iTunes, but on his old computer (which can't cope and crashes when he tries to play it). He's now on a newer computer, and logged into iTunes with the same account, but ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there a HDD/Hard-Drive testing tool for mac?

I just found an external HDD in my shelf and want to sell it :-) Before this, I tried to delete all the files on the HDD, but the disk utility of Snow Leopard aborted with a known error "Disk Erase ...
8
votes
2answers
10k views

Why does my iPhone 4S's screen have a yellow tint?

I didnt realise the yellow tint on the phone until my friend compared his screen side-by-side. There is a yellow tint on my phone's screen. I read around the net and some people state its the glue and ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How to transfer apps from iPad to MacBook Pro

I got a new MacBook Pro recently and I want to transfer my old apps into my new Mac, how can I do this?
1
vote
0answers
459 views

iTunes slow to read from SD Card in Macbook Air

I've recently bought a Macbook Air and I'm using a 64GB SD card to store my iTunes library there, so iTunes is constantly reading from the SD Card. The first times I used it I was quite disappointed, ...

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